Hope Lewis is Professor of Law at Northeastern University. Professor Hope Lewis specializes in international human rights law and other aspects of public international law, and currently teaches International Law; Human Rights and the Global Economy; and related courses. Professor Lewis is co-editor of Human Rights and the Global Marketplace: Economic, Social, and Cultural Dimensions (with Jeanne Woods, 2005), the first US textbook to focus primarily on economic, social and cultural rights. As chair of the faculty Human Rights Interest Group, she helped organize the Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy. She is also an editor of the law school's SSRN online publication, Human Rights and the Global Economy. Her articles appear in a variety of leading law reviews and journals. Professor Lewis received the 2001 Haywood Burns-Shanara Gilbert Award for her teaching, scholarship and human rights activism, and has been a Harvard Law School visiting scholar and a fellow of the Dubois Institute for Afro-American Studies.
Prior to joining the law faculty, Professor Lewis practiced as an attorney-adviser in the Office of Chief Counsel of the US Securities and Exchange Commission, where her responsibilities included international regulatory issues. She was also a Women's Law and Public Policy Fellow and Harvard Fellow in Public Interest Law at TransAfrica Forum, an NGO based in Washington, DC, that focuses on US foreign policy toward Africa and the Caribbean.